Friday, June 19, 2009

Illustration Friday - Drifting


The Hudson drifts behind her...

wow. Two cool words in a row...this week's Illustration Friday word is "drifting"...i kind of feel like i've been doing that myself this whole week - drifting in and out of real world vs. book world. I read The Good Life by Jay McInerney - mostly about what happened to relationships after the twin towers came down. I'm stating the obvious but many New Yorkers (as well as out of towners) were drifting around like ghosts after this happened. Many knew people that were lost, many were almost lost. On my trips to NYC right after this happened i watched the New Yorkers, their sleek urban veneer still intact yet their hearts visibly damaged. You could feel it. I will never forget it. Even as time drifts passed this terrible event.

My young woman (influenced by Tamara deLempicka) is hopeful about going back into the city, damaged heart and all.

Oh what a great word. Maybe it applies to me this week more than the actual illustration. Maybe i'll try to do one that is more apparent. i think i visualize it already.

27 comments:

Duncan said...

Lovely illustratio, nice sky scape. I read The Good Life a couple years ago, remember being quite moved by it.

Vhrsti said...

Wonderful work! I must see more your fantastic illustrations here!

Bekah said...

Gorgeous. I love the whole thing- the meaning behind it, her amazing dress .... and i love your playlist :)

Connie said...

Love your style!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

YOU are just amazing! I love those wonderful colors and the composition is just delicious and the hair, the hair is beautifully done.

AtelierBrigitte said...

Beautiful style you have - very recognizable.

Coreopsis said...

I agree about the two wonderful prompts in a row. I posted something I already did, but I fully intend to do something else too....

This is a wonderful painting--I really like her expression. She looks like she herself may be drifting--hopeful, yes, torn, ah...

So lovely!

orangefrute88 said...

she's gorgeous, adrienne. lovely writing as well.

we need to play. i'm so effing bored.

the word veri here is "deflue"

DEB said...

Very nice illustration! I really like the architecture in the background on this piece!

claudine hellmuth said...

love your style with the Art Nouveau line work! super!!

Dusik said...

Adrienne, the woman is magical. i just can't stop staring in her eyes

Indigene said...

Adrienne, I love it! Beautiful expression and your line work is as amazing as ever! Bravo!

Snezana said...

Great interpretation of original work from De Lempizka,I love her paintings so much,and your illustration is really near to her paintings atmosphere.

Raluca C said...

wonderful work!Such a beautiful and elegant style!A modern version of ''art nouveau'';and i love your etsy shop as well!

ArtSnark said...

great piece & wonderful spin on both prompt & TDL

Danette said...

Really beautiful as always! Your work is a inspiration!

Julie-ann said...

She is stunning. I know I keep using this word. What i think when I see your art. Beautiful and stunning!ustrow

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful, such a romantic picture.
Thanks for sharing.

Tomás Serrano said...

What a beautiful illustration, Adrienne!!! This can be a cover or a jacket. It´s a awesome style.

Manola said...

I love this one!!! Your style is absolutely beautiful!
Hugs

Katie White said...

She is very vintage with a twist of modernness to her. Really love your style. I love this illustration.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful IF illustration!!
I've got a little award for you on my blog♥
Darla

Loni Edwards said...

Classy and gorgeous!

A Cuban In London said...

What a great illustration. And such wise words. I can only imagine what it must have been like for your fellow countrypeople after those twin towers came down. Many thanks for such a beautiful post.

Greetings from London.

roberta baird said...

This is lovely Adrienne.... and I hope love heals her heart!

Heather said...

You captured her mood so well. And I love the shadows and motion on her dress.

Jack Foster said...

Wow! this is so gorgeous! Love the lines and the colors. Your style is mesmerizing!